Here are the details, and pictures, of your current Committee members. The Committee is elected at the AGM in January each year and we rely on individuals to volunteer to keep the club running. We positively aencourage nyone who may be interested to put themselves forward for a Committee position as we are keen to renew some of the Committee members each year, and bring in fresh energy and ideas. If you are interested please talk to any Committee member, or email

Pauline Hogg - Chair

Enthusiastic and willing but time poor general skivvy.

Joined LBT in 2009 and really enjoy the sport and the social side of the club and would gladly spend every day in the dales on the bike.

Generally has one speed which you can witness on Monday and Friday swims.



Tom Pratt 

I am currently Vice Chair and have previously been Social Secretary for the Club.

I joined the club in 2007 in order to learn how to swim after agreeing to do an Ironman race later that year. I started in Lane 1 at the Friday night Leeds Grammar School session and still attend this session now as well as Wednesday morning swim, Thursday night track session, Tuesday night turbo sessions in the winter and the open water sessions when the water is warm enough.

David Heels -  Vice Chair

I joined the Club in 2009, and joined the Committee as Treasurer in 2013. I joined the Club initially to get fit generally, having suffered with ongoing running injuries, and thought I might just do a few sprint triathlons for fun. Then I caught the bug and am now contemplating my second Ironman in 2014


I have also qualified as a Triathlon Coach and help out at a few sessions.

I can normally be found at Nuffield Friday swim session, John Charles Wed swim session, Track and turbo (winter) or OWS (summer). I do guest appearances as Coach at some of these, as well as regularly coaching the Wed night Otley swim and the juniors and youths.


Tom Langdon - Membership Secretary

I joined the club in 2009 after getting bored of just being a   runner, but it wasn't until 2013 when family commitments meant I  was able to attend any training sessions.

From there on things have only gotten better, it's amazing what you can do when you have access to qualified coaches! I love the long distance events and all the training involved. Normally at the Thursday track and Sunday swim sessions and as many of the Otley OWS seasons as I can get to. 



Neil Holloway - Communications Officer I'm the communications officer and joined the club in 2012. I came from a cycling  background and only got into running through parkrun - something I am still very keen on - which then lead me down the path to Triathlon. I fit my training when I can around my kids and work and I'm also on the Ilkley Triathlon organising committee.


Louise Hanley

I’ve been on the committee for 10 years, had a number of roles and for the last 7 years have been Ilkley Triathlon event organiser. I joined the club in 2003 following doing my first triathlon and over the years I have completed some amazing races both here and abroad.

I helped set up our Junior section in 2005 and since have qualified as a Level 3 coach. I coach the Juniors on Saturdays, at Nuffield swim sessions on Fridays, Otley swim on Wednesdays and novice sessions.

Matt Field

My first Triathlon was an open water event that I swam breaststroke. Realising I needed help to improve and progress, I joined LBT in 2009. Completing rather than competing, I’ve weighted events towards tougher middle distance triathlons in the Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District. More recently I’ve stepped up to the full distance and have completed two Ironman events in mainland Europe.

I quickly realised that LBT was an inclusive club. At training sessions the coaches were friendly, supportive and encouraging. Regardless of my ability, this positive approach to training was also reflected in the athletes attending the training sessions. If you would like to swim, cycle or run in this kind of group environment, LBT is likely to be what you’re looking for.

Regardless of where my abilities lie in relation to others, I wouldn’t have achieved the personal goals attained without being a member of LBT. You too can train, make friends, get fit, race, improve, motivate others and maybe get involved.

Don’t forget, just click the large red ‘Click for membership information and to Join / Renew’ button on the LBT home page to access general information about the club. There’s also an email address to contact me with any additional information that may be required. Be sure to check out the training sessions details on the ‘Training’ tab of the top of each page.


Matt Paxton

I have been a club member since 2008, when I joined the club to get more open water experience. I enjoy the long distance challenge-type races, the highlight so far being the Swiss Inferno.

I can usually be found on Tuesday evenings at winter turbo in Horsforth or summer open water in Otley: Wednesday evenings at the Otley swim session, and Friday evenings at the Leeds Grammar School swim session. I also coach visually impaired swimmers on Monday evenings in Harrogate.


Peter Campbell - Club Secretary

I joined the LBT in 2013 after hearing that the club held open water swim sessions which I wanted to try. I had been fell running for a few years and had done a lot of cycling in the past. I found that I had forgotten how to swim front crawl but got back into it with help from the coached swim sessions.

I love the winter turbo sessions and I am trying to get to more swim sessions this year.

I am planning on doing a half ironman distance event next summer.



Nicky Roughton - Kit Manager

I am the kit manager for the 2015 season. If you have any queries regarding race or non-race kit then I can be contacted on

You can also view the race and non-race kit on the Club’s website

I also attend most Friday swim sessions at the Grammar School and turbo on a Tuesday evening (winter only).